Motoring Club make the French Market into a roaring success

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Bexhill Anglo-French SUS-150922-142909001

Sunshine brought people out en-masse to Bexhill’s town centre at the weekend to enjoy the return of the popular Anglo/Continental Street Market.

Devonshire Road was lined with stalls offering an array of goods to tickle the tastebuds, while on display, at either end of the market, were classic cars provided by members of Bexhill 100 Motoring Club which now runs the event.

The initial once-a-year market has become two - with a May event added to the calendar due to public demand.

Lynn Brailsford, Secretary, Bexhill 100 Motoring Club, praised Kier staff for the meticulous way they worked to ensure that the street was cleaned and swept before and after the market.

She was also thankful to Elva car recovery, who were on hand to remove the four cars parked on Devonshire Road, so that the market could be set up on time. All profits from the market are donated to local charitable causes, and Elva kindly donated their services free of charge.

Lynn said: “The French stallholders provided their usual tempting array of bread, pastries, cheeses, soaps, handbags and other Continental treats.

This is not only a continental market, we have local growers and craftspeople providing a tempting variety of produce, such as: handcrafted jewellery, giftware, art and crafts.

“The UK traders gave shoppers the chance to sample their individually handmade gifts, ranging from jewellery, pottery, clothing and soft furnishings to delicious cakes and homemade jams and chutneys.

“Members of Bexhill 100 Motoring Club were on hand from dawn - to ensure that the street was clear of parked cars so the stallholders can set up; and at dusk to make sure that Devonshire Road was clear and ready for the evening traffic.

“Bexhill 100 Motoring Club members took over the running of the street market for the enjoyment of the people of Bexhill, and we look forward to being able bring back the market in May and September next year.

The market is self funding and is run by volunteers and does not receive any subsidies.

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